How to Access Court Records

  • Community Education/Outreach

This is a pre-recorded class that is available 24/7

Many people need to find important court records, but doing so can be complicated. Although most documents filed with a court are public record and accessible to anyone, each court makes records available in different ways, and surprisingly few are freely available online. In this class, learn how to locate and access common types of court documents from state and federal courts.

Class covers:

· Finding civil and criminal court documents in other state superior courts
· Accessing older state court documents through county archives
· Using Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) to find federal court documents
· Finding state and federal appellate court briefs
Presented By:
Austin Stoub, Senior Librarian, LA Law Library (